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UAE air strikes in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates carried out air strikes against government forces in South Yemen in support of southern separatists who deployed reinforcements to take...

Aden airport in government hands

Yemen government forces captured Aden airport from southern separatists and attacked the city’s eastern suburbs, residents and officials said in renewed fighting deepening a...

UAE loosens Saudi alliance to push peacemaker image

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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have looked inseparable on the world stage, working together to project power in the Middle East...

Rebels push back in Idlib

Syrian rebels launched an attack against a five-month Russian-backed Syrian campaign aiming to take back the opposition’s last major bastion, opposition officials, rebels and...

Syria retakes north-west towns

Syrian troops reclaimed a cluster of towns they lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing an offensive in north-west, the country’s last major rebel...

Shabwa ceasefire

Southern separatists in Yemen declared a ceasefire in clashes with government forces in the oil-producing province of Shabwa after two days of fighting. “The...

Separatists extend control in Aden

Southern separatists seized Yemeni government security and military bases near Aden after clashes between nominal allies that complicate UN peace efforts, residents and officials...

Iraqi tanker seized

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran’s state media reported,...

Houthis attack Yemen military parade

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched missile and drone attacks on a military parade in Aden, the seat of the Saudi-backed government, killing more than...

UAE drawdown raises hopes of Yemen ceasefire

A United Arab Emirates’ military drawdown in Yemen is building momentum for a nationwide truce this year, bolstering efforts by the Saudi-led coalition to...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...